F&M Starts CC Tournament - Week 12 Game Notes

F&M Starts CC Tournament - Week 12 Game Notes

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Game 26
Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 - Centennial Conference Semifinal
Johns Hopkins vs. Franklin & Marshall | Swarthmore, Pa. 6:00 p.m.

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Series Record: F&M leads 63-40
Streak: JHU + 1
First Meeting: Jan. 8, 1947
Last F&M Victory: 63-59, Dec. 6, 2017 – Lancaster, Pa.
Last JHU Victory: 89-86 (2OT), Feb. 7, 2018 – Baltimore, Md.

Game 27 - If F&M Advances
Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 - Centennial Conference Championship
Swarthmore or Ursinus vs. Franklin & Marshall | Swarthmore, Pa. 7:00 p.m.

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Ursinus
Series Record: F&M 91-36
Streak: F&M +2
First Meeting: Feb. 6, 1915 (F&M 45-30)
Last F&M Victory: 80-77, Jan. 31, 2018 – Lancaster, Pa.
Last UC Victory: 94-82, Feb. 1, 2017 – Collegeville, Pa.

Swarthmore
Series Record: F&M leads 77-26
Streak: SC +1
First Meeting: March 17, 1904
Last F&M Victory: 74-68, Jan. 13, 2018 – Lancaster, Pa.
Last SC Victory: 58-56, Feb. 17, 2018 – Swarthmore, Pa.

Series History: F&M faces Johns Hopkins for the 104th meeting today in the CC Semifinal. F&M holds a 63-40 all-time record, with both teams winning at home against each other this year.

If F&M advances, the Diplomats would face either Ursinus or Swarthmore.

The Diplomats have an active two-game winning streak against Ursinus and a 91-36 overall mark. F&M would take on Swarthmore for the 104th meeting. F&M holds a 77-26 mark, winning 10 of the last 11 games, but the Garnet picked up their first win over F&M in five years in the regular-season finale.

In the Tourney: The Diplomats are making their 21st appearance in the CC Tournament across the 25-year history of the conference. F&M has compiled a record of 22-12 in the CC Playoffs and looks to win its ninth CC Championship -- 20th overall -- after winning the tournament in 2015-16.

Tickets: $5 for adults, $3 for students (13-18), free for children 12 and under, and students from participating school upon presentation of valid I.D. Tickets can be bought at the door or online here.

20-Win Plateau: With a win last week, F&M reached the 20-win plateau for the 28th time in head coach Glenn Robinson's 47 seasons. It was also the eighth time in 10 seasons that the Diplomats have reached that milestone.

Among the Leaders: Heading into the week, Brandon Federici leads the Conference with 19.9 points per game while Ignas Slyka and Matthew Tate are first and second with 2.3 and 2.2 steals per game. J.C. McGrath is tied for first with five double-doubles this season.

Two Grand: Brandon Federici became the first player in F&M and Centennial history to reach 2,000 points, and one of just 120 players from all of Division III since 1975 to hit the milestone, when he tallied 14 points against Swarthmore on Feb. 17.

Federici has reached several career milestones this season and is now both F&M and the Centennial's active leader in career points (2,010).

CoSIDA Academic All-Region: Brandon Federici was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) All-District 4 Men's Basketball Team for the third straight year, announced on Thursday.